Udupi: Death of Mulky auto driver at Padubidri raises murder suspicion

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Nov 8: Dinesh Sanil Manampady (45), an auto rickshaw driver operating at Mulky, met death under suspicious circumstances at Padubidri on Wednesday November 7. Allegations have surfaced, blaming a lady of causing Dinesh's death.

Reports claim that Dinesh used to call Zeenath, a young lady from Padubidri, often on cellphone and harass here. It is said that to teach him a fitting lesson, she invited him to Padubidri and attacked him on his arrival there.


The attack happened at around 10.30 am on Wednesday near the bus shelter meant for buses bound for Udupi. Zeenath, a resident of Deen Street, Padubidri, and her father Ibrahim reportedly assaulted Dinesh. Thereafter, Dinesh, Zeenath and Ibrahim together were going towards Padubidri police station in an auto rickshaw to file police complaint, when Dinesh complained of vertigo and chest pain. An auto rickshaw driver from Padubidri immediately took him to a private hospital, but he died before medical help could be accorded to him.

Members of Mulky Manampady Auto Rickshaw Union who gathered in front of the police station at Padubidri, urged the police to register murder case. They held protest in front of the station, alleging that Dinesh was murdered. Thereafter, Padubidri station house officer Satish held discussions with the protesters in the presence of Prakash Shetty, Kaup block president of BJP. The police assured to hold impartial and proper probe into the incident.

As Zeenath too complained of dizziness, she was admitted into the district hospital in the city on Wednesday afternoon.

On the basis of complaint made by the younger brother of Dinesh, a complaint in this connection was registered in Padubidri police station. The police in the meanwhile are continuing with their investigation.